Skip to Content
March 15, 2012

BGL Announces Global M&A Transaction in Packaging

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL), the United States office of Global M&A, together with its German partner, InterFinanz GmbH, today announced the sale of Pfefferkorn & Co. GmbH (Pfefferkorn) to Philipp Schneider GmbH & Co. KG (Schneider). InterFinanz served as exclusive financial advisor to Pfefferkorn. Schneider acquired 100 percent of the outstanding shares of Pfefferkorn in the transaction.

Based in Simmern, Germany, Pfefferkorn is a leading manufacturer of champagne bottle stoppers and caps made of plastic. Ebernburg-based Schneider supplies packaging and material handling and conveying systems to the champagne, wine, and beverage industries. The acquisition of Pfefferkorn will complement Schneider’s product range, which consists primarily of champagne wirehoods, secco cords, champagne capsules, and trays used in product packaging and handling. The company’s annual production of wirehoods exceeds 1.8 billion pieces, capsules (160 million pieces), and screw caps (185 million pieces).

About Brown Gibbons Lang & Company

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company is a leading independent investment bank serving the middle market. BGL specializes in mergers & acquisitions advisory services, debt & equity placements, financial restructuring advice, and valuations & financial opinions, with dedicated industry teams in healthcare, consumer, business services, basic industrials and real estate. BGL has offices in Chicago and Cleveland, and is the lead U.S. shareholder in Global M&A, the world’s leading partnership of independent middle market financial advisory firms focusing on cross-border transactions. For more information, visit

About Global M&A

Global M&A is one of the world’s leading independent M&A advisory firms. Specialized in the middle market, we provide support and opportunities locally and internationally for clients buying or selling companies as well as financings, corporate restructurings, and other corporate finance transactions. For more information, visit Global M&A.